Thursday, May 23, 2024

Films

Through her eyes: ‘The Lady Bird Diaries’

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How often do we get to hear directly from a First Lady about her intimate experiences and insights while in the White House — and in her own voice? That’s exactly what we are...

Childhood remembrance and lost love in ‘Past Lives’

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The film “Past Lives” opens at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, July 14. Directed by Korean-American Celine Song in her film debut, this poignant romantic tale of a lost childhood love stars Greta...

Community comes together

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Last fall, after the summer hubbub quieted down, another whirlwind hit the Island community. While the world might have been generally aware of the news, Circuit Film’s original short documentary, “Waiting to Continue: The...

‘Asteroid City’ brings us laughs from outer space

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“Asteroid City” lands at the M.V. Film Center for two weeks on Friday, June 30. “You can’t wake up if you don’t fall asleep” is the theme of this wild and loony Wes Anderson...

From the Grateful Dead to Eric Clapton, Filmusic Festival plays them all

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Now in its 11th year, the Filmusic Festival brings seven music documentaries to the M.V. Film Center on Thursday, June 22, through Sunday, June 25. The festival opens with a 6 pm reception featuring guitarist...

Romantic comedy in ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It?’

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“What’s Love Got to Do with It?” comes to the M.V. Film Center on Friday, June 16. Despite the title, this romantic comedy is not about Tina Turner and her famous song. The story...

How she survived

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“At first I was afraid, I was petrified …” I don’t care if you’re a die-hard metal or country music fan, you’re lying to yourself if you say you don’t know those beginning lyrics to...

For World Ocean Day: Six short films

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“One Ocean Film Tour” comes to the M.V. Film Center for one day, Thursday, June 8, which is also World Ocean Day. Each of the six short films that make up the tour describes...

Art and culture of Tokyo at the Film Center

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Four hundred years of art and a city combine to make a fascinating film “Tokyo Stories” playing this Saturday, June 3, at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Cinematographer, director, and narrator David Bickerstaff jumps...

Compelling works

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Circuit Arts, like its founder and everyone who works for this stellar organization, bursts with creativity and a profound dedication to building community through accessible, meaningful, and diverse art experiences, year-round and Island-wide. Its...

Green screenings

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The ninth annual Environmental Film Festival begins at the M.V. Film Center on Thursday, May 25, and continues through Sunday, May 28. Offered in collaboration with the Vineyard Conservation Society, the four-day festival this...

Oops, a comedy about marriage problems

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“You Hurt My Feelings,” a comedy about an unexpected round of marital discord, plays at the M.V. Film Center on May 31. Directed by awardwinning Nicole Holofcener, the film opened at the Sundance Film...

Michael J. Fox: What a guy

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“Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie” comes to the M.V. Film Center on Friday, May 12. This documentary tells the tale of the remarkably popular and vibrant actor who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease...

‘It’s Me, Margaret’ — first a book, now a movie

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“Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” plays at the M.V. Film Center on Thursday, May 4. What a pleasure to see the celebrated book by Judy Blume made into a movie. Early on,...

‘Róise & Frank’ is an endearing Irish story about a dog

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“Róise & Frank” comes to the M.V. Film Center on Friday, April 28. Written and directed by Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy, this charming Irish story is about Róise (Brid Ni Neachtain), a widow...

May Pang: Her untold love story with John Lennon

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“The Lost Weekend: A Love Story” plays at the M.V. Film Center on Thursday, April 20. John Lennon is the center of this documentary, as told by May Pang, his lover and companion for...

Toni Collette inherits a mafia empire

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The comedy adventure film “Mafia Mamma” begins at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, April 14. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, Toni Collette plays Kristin Jordan, an ordinary American woman who inherits, of all things,...

‘Little Richard’: The best of the best

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Coming to the M.V. Film Center on Tuesday, April 11, for one night is “Little Richard: I Am Everything.” Known as the architect of rock and roll, he spent seven decades as a legendary...

Looking for Freddie’s birth parents in Seoul

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“Return to Seoul” plays at the M.V. Film Center on Thursday, March 30, and continues the following week, as a 2023 International Oscar entry. This tale of an immigrant seems especially relevant to current...

The amazing Dr. Mazer

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I didn’t know Dr. Milton Mazer, but after watching “Dr. Milton Mazer: An Ongoing Influence on Martha's Vineyard,” I certainly wish I had. The documentary — by Ann Bassett, producer of “The Vineyard View”...